Etta Cameron


Etta Cameron (Ettamae Louvita Coakley; November 21, 1939 in Nassau, Bahamas – March 4, 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark) was a Bahamian–Danish singer. She especially sang jazz and gospel, and left her mark in the Danish music culture through her entire career from her arrival in Denmark in the 1970s. She was made a Knight of Dannebrog in 1997.

Etta Cameron was also well known as one of the judges in the first two seasons of Scenen er din, the Danish version of the American TV show Star Search.

She came to Denmark from the DDR, but found herself unable to leave East Berlin for five years, after a performance commitment during which time she had lost her passport.

Etta died on March 4, 2010 after a long illness. She had two children, Debbie and Steve. Debbie Cameron is following her mother's footsteps and is going for a singing career.

Solo discography

The following albums have been published by Etta Cameron:

  • Come together with Etta (1975)
  • I'm a Woman (1976)
  • Mayday (1980)
  • Easy (1981)
  • My Gospel (1987)
  • A Gospel Concert with Etta Cameron (1995)
  • Lovesongs (1995)
  • Etta Cameron mit NDR Big Band (1996)
  • Certainly Lord (1996)
  • My Christmas (1996)
  • 'Etta Cameron Ole Kock Hansen and Tuxedo Big Band (1998)
  • A Gospel Concert with Etta Cameron vol. 2 (1996)
  • I Have a Dream (2000)
  • Lady Be Good (2003)
  • Her il Ties, Her Vil Bies (2005)
  • Spirituals (2008)
  • Etta (2009)


  • Mit mir nich, Madam (1969)
  • Peter von Scholten (1987)
  • Mimi og madammerne (1998)


  • Hun gav smerten vinger (English: She Gave the Pain Wings) (2007)


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